Actor Dennis Quaid is riding a wave of genre movies that have led him right to ... the White House. (On film, that is.)
Quaid recently portrayed General Hawk in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the film adaptation of the popular toy line. He's currently starring in the sci-fi/horror flick Pandorum. And Quaid just wrapped filming on Legion, which Quaid called a "first-class drive-in zombie movie."
Next up, he will portray one of the most popular — and controversial — presidents in American history, Bill Clinton. Quaid said he spent all summer prepping for the role, which is now in production, including packing on a few pounds to get better into character.
I've been eating everything that isn't nailed down. I think I'm ready for it. I've got the voice. Just got to keep working on it and see where we can go with it.
I had a relationship with Bill Clinton when he was in the White House. He was the smartest person I've ever met, and that's the key to him. He's just a really, really bright guy. A tough role, a challenging one. He's never really been done in a movie, except in parody [John Travolta in Primary Colors]. Travolta did a good job on him, but Clinton's from Arkansas, I'm from Texas. I think I've got him.